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A Community Network to support HIV-positive Women

The UN in Rwanda works with the National AIDS Coordinating Council and other partners to help HIV positive Rwandans get the care they need, as well as to prevent mother to child transmission.   With the combined efforts of the UN and Rwandan officials, there is evidence that a significant impromore

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Adopting a New Culture for Food Security

One of the global 2012 SEED Award winners is the "Development Project of Comestible Mushrooms Culture in Rwanda" which was implemented in 2009 by AVVAIS, a local association of vulnerable widowers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable people living on a low income. The more

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Link to success

Before the sky has even started to change into morning colors, Francois NZAMVUGANKIZE is awake and has begun his work day, which is baking and selling bread.  “I get up at 5am and I go to the shops to buy the materials I use for making my bread,” says Francois.  He is twenty-five years oldmore

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Mobile Phones Empowering the Rural Poor through Mobile Banking

Mobile phones are as numerous in Rwanda as the beautiful panoramic views of its famous “Thousand Hills”.  This was all the more confirmed as Vestine Nyirabagande, Urwego Opportunity Bank’s (UOB) client, sat with a mobile phone on her lap.  She laughed when asked how many of her neighbors hmore

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